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PlantFiles: African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara Little Rose Quartz'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara Little Rose Quartz
Additional cultivar information: (aka Optimara Rose Quartz)
Hybridized by Holtkamp; Year of Registration or Introduction: 11/19/1988

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


under 6 in. (15 cm)

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Flower Characteristics:

Leaf Shape/Type:

Leaf Texture:

Leaf Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

May be propagated by cuttings (leaf, sucker, or bloom stalk)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jannich On Aug 24, 2007, jannich from Andalusia, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Optimara Rose Quartz (6969) 11/19/1988 (Holtkamp) Single-semidouble pink. Medium green, ovate, pointed, glossy, hairy. Miniature

Positive Plantcrazii On Mar 5, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Single-semidouble pink. Medium green, ovate, pointed, glossy, hairy. Miniature

Positive mkjones On Feb 25, 2004, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This little micro-mini gem came to me blooming, and has repeatedly given me its lovely blossoms since--it has consistently remained a favorite in my collection.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellerbe, North Carolina
Roanoke, Texas

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